|Our new higher toilet and grab bar in the master bath|
|this will go on top of our new toilet|
|Uncle built an awesome ramp for me and Gerri|
|Our new fireplace insert was installed and the house is so much warmer!|
|We planted Tulips all around the front of the house|
|Our pumpkins are soft and the squirrels kept trying to eat them so we thew them in the side yard and they are very happy!!|
I have to report to the hospital at 5:45 am tomorrow! My dad has volunteered to be here early so Dan can take me up and we don't have to wake the kids. Since I am the first case (7:30 start) they said he would not be able to stay with me long, just long enough to take my belongings. Since the surgery is 5-6 hours they told him to just wait at home. He will not be able to see me in recovery, not till I am put in my room on the floor. The nurse said I will be up standing by dinner time and feeling pretty good. I would beg to differ, but we will see.
My dad is bringing coffee for him and Dan and since I can't drink it I will just smell it :)
I won't say I am not scared or worried cause I am, but I can't stop and think about it too much or I might cry :(
I have put this off for years and now that it is here I can't believe it. Danny is going with Grampy and Grammy for the weekend and the girls are going to have a wonderful sleep over at aunties tomorrow night.
When I had my pre-ops on Monday each person asked my age and physically I feel very old!! (this being off the anti-inflammatories for a week before surgery s*cks) Then the nurse told me I should stop my herbal I take for hot flashes! man-just shoot me now! But the pain makes me realize that I HAVE to do this, I HAVE to have my hip replaced.
I hope the surgeon is right that once I get over the surgery pain I will be SO happy to be pain free.
I drove lots this week, knowing I won't be able to drive for 4-6 weeks :(
I just kissed the kids, tucked them in and we all yelled loobie loo (russian for love you), they don't realize that I will be at the hospital when they wake up. I managed to not cry in front of them :)
Please, dear god, let nothing happen!! Our kids and family are our lives.
If you have a spare minute tomorrow, please say a quick prayer:
for the kids hearts
for Dan's patience :)
for my surgeon (no parties tonight!)
for my quick healing
For me to be back home on Monday!
thanks to all of you!!!